For the PC DAW I am going to build, I am trying to decide between Asus P4PE (Intel 845PE chipset, PC2700 DDRAM) and Asus P4G8X (Intel E7205, dual channel PC2100) or Asus P4SDX (SiS655, dual channel PC2700) mobo's.
In a lot of benchmarks the E7205 scores only slightly higher than the 845PE. The problem is that I don't know if that says anything about their performances in audio applications and harddisk recording.
Can anybody tell me which of the benchmarks, used by Tom's Hardware and the like, do tell something about the performance of chipsets and motherboards in that area?
Especially concerning harddisk recording, which involves the (continuous) streaming of large ammounts of data to the HD('s). Does SiSoft Sandra give information about that?
I would also like to know which benchmarks could say something about the performance of programs like Reason and Cubase, and the performance of soft synths.